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Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals
Citation
LEWIS, M.N., CAMPAGNA, C., MARIN, M.R. (2006). Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals in South America. In: Distribution of elephant seals. Mirtha Lewis, Centro Nacional Patagónico, Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Retrieved from http://www.iobis.org.

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Description
Database of the southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) of Península Valdés, Argentina,breeding colony. more

Database with number of individuals and distribution of the southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) of Península Valdés, Argentina,breeding colony. Censuses on foot of the entire colony were carried out during the peak of the breeding season (October 3-7) when most of the population is ashore. All the breeding groups were counted and located. Demographic data also encompass reports of solitary individuals along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America and offshore islands. Dispersion from 1990 to 2006 was obtained from surveying scientists and opportunistic sightings of naturalists, rangers and fishermen. Previous information was assessed with published records.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal

Contributors
Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT), moredata owner

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ArOBIS: Argentinean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-18
Information last updated: 2012-12-18
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